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The Final Frontier: The Role of Diplomacy in Securing Outer Space

Chatham House, London, UK


Frank Rose, Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, US Department of State


The United States, like many other countries, is increasingly dependent upon outer space for its day to day running. As space becomes more and more congested, diplomacy is needed to ensure that this critical domain remains safe, secure, and sustainable for all space-faring actors. The US uses diplomacy to reduce the chances for conflict extending into space through the promotion of responsible international norms of behavior, both bilaterally and multilaterally. As with nuclear deterrence and chemical weapons, where the US and the Soviet Union were able to find areas of mutual interest with tensions and stakes as high as they were, the same is necessary today to guarantee space security.

At this event, Frank Rose will explore areas of mutual interest among all space-faring nations on space security.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only. 

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.